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  • Hey, in today's lesson I'm going to teach you how to speak English fluently

  • using the simple rule of threes.

  • Are you ready?

  • Well then I'm Teacher Tiffani.

  • Let's jump right in.

  • All right.

  • So let's take a look at the rule very quickly.

  • The rule says this: provide enough support for your thoughts, ideas,

  • and opinions by giving three details, three examples or three reasons.

  • Now, remember I've said before that English fluency is not

  • about the number of words.

  • Instead it's about your ability to support your ideas.

  • And that's what we're going to look at today.

  • So let's look at the first one.

  • The first one is part one, three details.

  • Now this part of the rule focuses on the important details of the topic,

  • subject or person you are discussing.

  • In other words, you want to help your listener visualize

  • what you are talking about.

  • Now, this is something that is so important.

  • You see, when you're speaking to someone you want them to be able to

  • see in their mind what you are saying.

  • Think about story time.

  • When I tell you a story, you can visualize it, right?

  • And that's something you are going to learn.

  • How.

  • So let's take a look at this example, we see a family walking, so the

  • topic could be family vacation.

  • Tell me about your last family vacation.

  • And the simple response could be, we went to Colorado for our last family vacation.

  • Now I'll be honest with you.

  • That's a good response, but remember, we're trying to get an advanced level.

  • You want to speak English fluently.

  • So in order to do that, you must give more information, three details.

  • So let's go back.

  • Here's the first detail off the grid cabin, detailed to

  • mountainous area and detail.

  • Three breath taking land.

  • So now with these three details, we can give a fluent English response.

  • So here's the response we have right here.

  • My family and I went to Colorado for our family vacation last year.

  • At first, my mom was a little nervous because we chose to

  • stay at an off the grid cabin.

  • But since we stayed in a very mountainous area, my mom was

  • satisfied with the amazing views.

  • Honestly, we were all amazed by the breathtaking landscape when we went on.

  • Now come on.

  • That wasn't advanced level response.

  • It showed fluency, right?

  • New fluency.

  • And I'm going to teach you how to do that, right.

  • Again, following the simple rule of threes, but there's

  • something else I want to show you.

  • You see in this response, there were a few words or expressions

  • that were a little bit tricky.

  • So first off the grid.

  • Good again, after me off the grid.

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  • All right, so we're taking again, a look at off the grid.

  • This.

  • Not using or depending on public utilities, especially

  • the supply of electricity.

  • So basically when you're doing something and you don't have electricity, you are

  • basically doing something off the grid.

  • Now this is something that I've done in the past.

  • I was a Pathfinder.

  • It's kind of like the boy Scouts or girl Scouts for church, and we'd go

  • camping and there'll be no electric.

  • We were off the grid.

  • Makes sense.

  • Right.

  • All right.

  • So off the grid.

  • Now what about the next one?

  • The next one was mountainous.

  • Good again after me mountainous.

  • Excellent.

  • Now this is of a region having many, many mountains.

  • Now, when I was in South Korea, I loved hiking.

  • I went hiking every.

  • But my favorite mountain to hike was Sadat outside.

  • And I remember it was beautiful whenever I go to hike.

  • So that sun, there were mountains everywhere.

  • You see?

  • So Roxanne is made up of many different peaks.

  • It was a mountainous area.

  • Makes sense.

  • Right.

  • All right.

  • So we have mountainous again, mountainous, meaning many mountains,

  • but what about this one right here?

  • Breath taking.

  • Good.

  • Stick your tongue through your teeth again.

  • Breath taking excellent.

  • Now this just means astonishing or all inspiring in quality.

  • So as to take one's breath away.

  • Now, remember I told you that I liked to hike when I was in Korea.

  • I remember when I first went to the top of . I could not say a word.

  • It was ref taking.

  • It was so beautiful.

  • The air, the tops of the mountains, I was at a loss for words, make sense.

  • Something is breadth.

  • Take it.

  • So maybe you've also seen something that's.

  • Taking.

  • So again, in our response, we have all three details and that's why this

  • response shows an advanced level response.

  • It is an advanced level response, but what about the other part of the rule?

  • The rule being part two, three examples.

  • You see, the second part of this rule focuses on examples of the

  • topic, subject or person you artists.

  • In other words, you want to help your listener understand more by giving

  • them real life example situations.

  • Now, this is something I purposely do for you all.

  • Think about it at the end of every lesson, I give you up story time.

  • Right?

  • And I connect what I'm teaching you to my life.

  • This is a part of English fluency.

  • Again, three examples.

  • So let's take a look at this one right here.

  • We see this wonderful couple of grandmother and a grandfather

  • and the topic is grandparents.

  • So here's the.

  • Do you think grandchildren make grandparents happy, simple response?

  • Yes.

  • I think grandparents are extremely happy when they are with their grand children.

  • Now, this is so true.

  • My parents have three grandchildren and my sister and I, we always laugh because

  • my parents are totally different people.

  • When they're with the grandchildren.

  • So yes, grandchildren really do make well grandchildren, not only make they

  • provide the joy that grandparents need.

  • All right.

  • So looking at this response right here, it's good, but we wanted

  • the advanced level of response.

  • So example number one, my mother was very happy to babysit my niece for two years.

  • Example to my grandmother would smile and sneak me money whenever I went to.

  • And example three, the highlight of my dad's day is when he

  • gets to speak to his grandpa.

  • So you can already see that we're giving examples situations and these situations

  • will provide a measure of curiosity.

  • The listener is going to want to know more, and as you explain,

  • it will show your fluency.

  • So let's take a little closer, look at what the response would look

  • like, including these examples.

  • Here we are.

  • I'll show you that a little later.

  • Yes.

  • I think grandparents are extremely happy when they are with their grandchildren.

  • That's the simple response.

  • Now the three examples, for example, my mother was very happy to babysit

  • my niece for two years, but it's not just my mother when I was younger.

  • My grandmother true story would always give me a big

  • smile and sneak me somewhere.

  • The same is true for my dad.

  • Honestly, the highlight of my dad's day is when he gets to

  • speak to his grand children.

  • So what just happened in that response?

  • Again, the basic response, then I gave three examples.

  • You learned more about me and my family, and you understand

  • why I gave the response.

  • I did a fluent English response.

  • Now within my response, there were some new words and express.

  • The first one was babysit again after me babysit.

  • Excellent.

  • Now this word just refers to looking after a child or children while the

  • parents are out again, taking care of the children while the parents are out.

  • Now, my sister actually babysat some kids when we were younger.

  • I'm younger than my sister.

  • So when she had to babysit, I would go with her.

  • But then when I got in high school, I also started to baby.

  • Taking care of children in order to earn money, money.

  • I said money, money, right?

  • Again, babysitting is very common in America.

  • So looking at babysit, the next one we have is sneak someone, something.

  • In my example story, I said, my grandmother used to sneak me some

  • money, which she actually did, but to sneak someone something, it just means

  • to secretly give someone something.

  • In other words, to give someone something without other people knowing now I

  • remember one time my grandmother, we had went to a restaurant, my mother

  • and my grandmother and I, and I think, no, it was just the three of us.

  • And I remember we were leaving and my grandmother said, Hey baby,

  • Hey baby, come here, come here.

  • She did this with her hand, come here.

  • And she snuck me a $20 bill.

  • I said, oh grandma, I don't need it.

  • She said, baby, just take.

  • And I remember that my grandmother passed away several years

  • ago, but I always remember my grandmother sneaking me some money.

  • I was an adult and she said, baby, but just take this $20.

  • Maybe your grandmother does the same thing, sneaking you

  • some money without your family members, knowing what she's doing.

  • This is something that grandparents do.

  • Now.

  • What about the next one?

  • The highlight of someone's day after me, the highlight of someone's.

  • Excellent.

  • Now this just means the high point or the most exciting moment of someone's day

  • something that makes them extremely happy.

  • Now, yesterday, this happened, I actually was teaching a class to my students.

  • Again, if you want to be one of my students, all you have to do is go

  • to www dot let's, jump right in.com.

  • The link is in the description and during the class, one of my students.

  • Teacher, you know what, the best thing that happened to me today

  • was I said what she said, having the opportunity to join your class.

  • And my heart was warmed.

  • And her comment was the highlight of my day.

  • It made me feel so good.

  • So during your day, you probably have things that make you feel good.

  • You can say this thing, or this event was the highlight of my.

  • So you see in the response we have, again, the three examples, you understand

  • more about me, more about my parents and their love for their grandchildren.

  • And I gave a fluent English response simply by using the rule of threes,

  • part two, being three examples.

  • Now what about part number three?

  • Part number three is focusing on giving specific reasons.

  • For your ideas on the topic, subject or person you are discussing.

  • In other words, you want to help your listener understand your thought

  • process and how you developed your idea.

  • And remember I said, English fluency is all about supporting your answers,

  • not about giving a thousand new words.

  • It's really about supporting your.

  • And part of that is giving three reasons.

  • So let's take a look at this example right here.

  • These three look so happy to be together.

  • So the topic could be sibling relationships.

  • Do you get along with your siblings?

  • Simple response?

  • Yes, we get along very well.

  • Now, remember I said, that's a good response, but your goal is

  • to speak like a native English.

  • You want to give an advanced level response?

  • So you need three reasons.

  • So let's jump back and see the three reasons that you can give reason.

  • Number one, our parents taught us to look out for each other reason.

  • Number two, we have so many inside jokes and reason.

  • Number three.

  • Life would be meaningless without them.

  • So now we're giving some more reasons to support our response.

  • And this is something that's very important again, thinking about my sister.

  • Yes.

  • I think sibling relationships are very important.

  • My sister, when we were growing up, she's five years older than me,

  • and sometimes she would trick me during games so that she could have.

  • But it's okay.

  • I have so many good memories